Why Work?: Discovering Real Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work. A Christian Perspective.

Why Work?: Discovering Real Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work. A Christian Perspective.

by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Why Work?: Discovering Real Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work. A Christian Perspective. by Dorothy L. Sayers

"Let the Church remember this: that every maker and worker is called to serve God in his profession or trade-not outside it. The Apostles complained rightly when they said it was not meet they should leave the word of God and serve tables; their vocation was to preach the word. But the person whose vocation it is to prepare the meals beautifully might with equal justice protest: It is not meet for us to leave the service of our tables to preach the word.
"The official Church wastes time and energy, and moreover, commits sacrilege, in demanding that secular workers should neglect their proper vocation in order to do Christian work-by which She means ecclesiastical work. The only Christian work is good work well done. Let the Church see to it that the workers are Christian people and do their work well, as to God: then all the work will be Christian work, whether it is church embroidery, or sewage farming. As Jacques Maritain says: "If you want to produce Christian work, be a Christian, and try to make a work of beauty into which you have put your heart; do not adopt a Christian pose." He is right. And let the Church remember that the beauty of the work will be judged by its own, and not by ecclesiastical standards."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495960666
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2014
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Although best known for the popular and witty Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series, Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893¿1957) was also a noted poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. With sly wit, Sayers used Lord Peter Wimsey, an English aristocrat and amateur sleuth, to gently satirize the British class system. She is recognized as being one of the four "Queens of Crime" alongside Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham. Some of her most popular books include Whose Body, The Nine Tailors, and The Missing Clock.

Date of Birth:

June 13, 1893

Date of Death:

December 17, 1957

Place of Birth:

Oxford, England

Education:

B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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